Honda CB500R CB500F and CB500X January sales war limiting

Honda learners scorch up the charts

Learners or “down-sizers” continue to dominate the motorcycle sales figures, according to the the third-quarter results released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The top-selling bike was again the Honda CT110, followed by the Ninja 300. But the gap is narrowing to Honda’s CBR500R which increased sales 44.2% to 1502 for the year to date, …

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KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 to spice up LAMS

Kawasaki and Honda are about to have their domination of the small-capacity market challenged by the race-inspired KTM RC 390 sportsbike. With the success of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda ‘s just-released CBR300R, the KTM is bound to be a success given its leading power-to-weight ratio and high level of equipment. And if the …

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Kawasaki Ninja 300 with Arrow exhaust

Arrow boosts Kawasaki Ninja 300

  Arrow exhausts has given a legal power boost and aural extra for owners of Australia’s most popular bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 300. You can hear the aural pleasures of the Arrow full system and slip-on muffler in the video at the top. The slip-on muffler also increases the Ninja 300 top-end power from 36.06hp …

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Motorcycle sales set to spring

Winter put a dampener on road bike and cruiser sales which had been scorching hot at the start of the year. In the nine months to the end of winter, sales of road bikes were up only 0.8% to 31,401 while off-road bikes have surged to 10.7%, the biggest beneficiary being KTM up 28.9% to …

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Kawasaki Ninja 300

Kawasaki Ninja 300 new colours

Australia’s top-selling bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, is now available in new colours and a special edition. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 (read my review here) now comes in Kwaka lime green in ABS or non-ABS, plus a new black, white and red special edition in non-ABS with a special tank pad and decal on the …

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Kawasaki recalls Ninja300 & Z800

Australia’s most popular-selling bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, has been recalled for brake and stalling problems. (Read my review here.) The worldwide safety recall over brakes states that a “foreign particle” may become trapped in the inlet or outlet valve causing the anti-lock brake system (ABS) to fail. While riders should only be activating ABS …

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Suzuki Inazuma 250

Suzuki Inazuma 250 review

The Suzuki worker who named this bike Inazuma must be a bit of a rogue. Inazuma is Japanese for lightning. While this Suzuki Inazuma 250cc learner-approved motorcycle certainly looks the part, it’s by no means as quick as lightning. Still, it’s nimble and quick through the traffic so long as you are willing to work …

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